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I don’t know where I’ll be five years from now, and I’ve been running–or better yet, sprinting–towards figuring that out for the past few months now.

I am becoming a firm believer in the freedom that being truly genuine brings. And so I confess: I don’t have all the answers. The funny thing is, deep down I’ve known this all along, I’ve just tried to trick my brain into thinking I had the answers or at least had the resources to figure them out.
Ever feel like you just, well…don’t have it figured out? You plan as much as you can, but you just still can’t put your finger on where God is leading you. Quite frankly, I’m beginning to learn that’s ok, and perhaps, right where God wants me. (Read my post “Seek Me”)
If I had all the answers figured out, I wouldn’t need to trust Him.
As a college student, it’s overwhelming to not know exactly what you want. In the world of journalism, I’m surrounded by go-getters climbing their way to the top. I look around and see twenty-somethings with a plan–goals and career paths–that they’re confidently marching towards. And I just know one thing: I love writing.
I know what I love doing and have no idea where it will take me, but I am sure of one thing: if I choose to trust God and believe that He does have a plan for my life, I can rest assured that He’ll equip me with everything I need.
It’s time to embrace the stillness of this moment, this time of becoming. It is in these moments that I’m becoming who God has created me to be. When I live my life velocitized, I’m running far too fast to take in all the details–the tiny, seemingly minute things that are shaping and forming me. Right now, in the grand scheme of my entire future, these moments can seem inconsequential; however, they are extremely important because they are shaping me into who I am becoming.

Now is your time. Walk closely with people you love, and with people who believe God is good and life is a grand adventure. Don’t get stuck in the past, and don’t try to fast-forward yourself into a future you haven’t yet earned. Give today all the love and intensity and courage you can, and keep traveling honestly along life’s path. (Shauna Niequist)

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